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PHIL2113 Intro to Philosophy Online Ch 1 Quiz
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Rene Descartes' famous worry is about whether he can tell the difference between his dreams and his:
One of Descartes' goals regarding the dream argument is to get us to consider that:
what we know best of all, we do not know through our senses.
G.E. Moore attempts to refute Descartes' external-world skepticism with the following argument:
Looking at his hands, he says, here is a hand; here is another hand; therefore, there now exist two hands. Therefore, there is an external world.
Current-day philosopher Alvin Goldman's "causal theory of knowing" asserts that:
we know something so long as we believe it and so long as the thing itself is the cause of our belief.
Some philosophers like to compare the human mind to a thermometer because:
both are connected to external reality/truths and can adjust themselves to be in line with external reality/truths.
Descartes' opinion on knowledge is that:
we have to know that our minds are getting reality right.
Regarding space and time, Kant argued that:
they ultimately do not exist outside of our thought.
The philosophy Martin Heidegger worried that technology:
would ensare us by making us too satisfied with efficiency.
"Standpoint epistemologists" argue that:
there are aspects of reality that people notice or miss, depending on their membership in a specific gender, race, or class.
"Epistemology" is the branch of philosophy dealing with the theory of:
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